No matter what size you are, you may have some fat between your back and arms that spills over your bra—also known as “bra bulge.” Some of that’s due to genetics, but an unbalanced workout routine can play a role as well. Many women neglect their arms, chest, and back due to a misguided fear of getting bulky. And while you may not love your bra bulge, a weak upper body can also wreck your posture and bring on back pain.
Barry’s Bootcamp instructor and celeb personal trainer Astrid Swan wants you to get over your fear of upper body workouts, so she created this exclusive routine for Health. This seven-move sequence revs your heart rate to torch calories and melt away fat from your whole body (including your back). Plus, these sculpting exercises will perk up your posture, which may minimize the appearance bra bulge. Use a pair of heavy dumbbells; Swan suggests 12 lb. or higher, depending on your strength level.
An improper fitness routine, and even an improper nutrition, can cause excess amounts of fat to build up throughout the body. For women, the bra bulge, or the fat found between the back and arms, is a common concern for many, but some exercises can help. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.